I'm a librarian who loves anime, manga, and reading a wide variety of genres.
Like probably everyone else who keeps track of book reviewing news, I've heard about Anne Rice's petition. I'm tired of the idea that "bad reviews, low star ratings" = "bullying."
But here's a story about what happened to me a couple days ago. I was eating my lunch in the staff break room when one of my coworkers came up to me. She was really excited. She had just heard that her favorite author, Anne Rice, was coming out with a new vampire book. After hearing that news, she did a bit of checking, and she realized that Rice had come out with several other vampire books she'd never read.
This coworker of mine is not a reader. She now says she wants to get back into doing it. I don't know if Rice's books are all she'll manage to get through, but, even if that's the case, it was still really nice to hear a non-reader get that excited about an upcoming book.
I don't really know what this post is about. Mixed feelings, I guess.
I'll go back to my breakfast and my coffee now.